Hearing people talk about Hallowe'en parties somehow made me think of this. This is a recording I made of Guy and Candie Carawan singing a song from the Perry County Music Makers (who recorded it with a "zither," kind of a spooky instrument in its way). Hope you all have as good a time as the folks in the song.
Nice little song. You recorded their record?
Peggy - It is a nice song. You should check out the Perry County Music Makers. They recorded a few sides in Knoxville in 1930, then a couple LP's during the "revival." Nonnie Presson, the woman who wrote this song, played what she called a "zither" - a big tabletop box about the size of a hammered dulcimer, which she plucked with her fingers. Quite different from anything people think of as "old time"music these days. One thing I like about your music is that you're not afraid to go your own way, and I think you'd find them kindred spirits.
I recorded several albums with Guy and Candie - one or two in studios, and then several, like this one, in their home, which was a modern log house at Highlander. We found we could get satisfactory results, and it was more comfortable and a lot cheaper. I set up a little "control room" in Candie's pottery studio, and they played in the living room, which had a lot of wood surfaces and normal furniture. I think a lot of music had been played in there too, which might have helped. Working with Guy and Candie was an interesting and inspiring experience.
Cool...i have seen zithers before and I've been to Highlander...lol. I'll check it all out...thanks, Doug. Always appreciate your vast knowledge and experience.
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